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Start out your WebSearch University experience a day early. Join us for preconference workshops. We have four great half-day sessions for you to choose from that will serve as a baseline for the next 2-days at WebSearch University! Choose from these two exciting workshops in the afternoon:  “Channel You Inner Nancy Drew: Public Records Research Online” with Bridget Gilhool & Jennifer McMahan or learn “Negotiating Skills for Information Professionals” with Michael Gruenberg!

Register today!

NewsBreaks
Nielsen Book Targets U.S. Market With Bowker Products
by Barbara Quint
Nielsen, the media and information measuring service, is acquiring two product units from ProQuest's Bowker: the Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions units. The deal, which will close in a month, gives Nielsen the ability to measure print and ebook sales in the U.S., as well as its traditional strength in the U.K., while tracking book volume and sales trends using a variety of demographic criteria.
Riding the Waves or Caught in the Tide
by Marydee Ojala
Ever wondered about the implications of a Google Glass wearer who walks into your library? Instantly, everyone who is there is under surveillance. And if automated translation tools benefit us by breaking down language barriers, do they also remove the cultural context from the text being translated? It triggers the question of whether results from search engines, driven by algorithms derived by commercial entities, can actually be trusted.

Weekly News Digests
OA Collection Welcomes Frontiers in Energy Research
Frontiers, now part of Nature Publishing Group, introduced Frontiers in Energy Research as the newest addition to its open access (OA) journal collection. The new journal is designed to connect scientists who are exploring ways to weave innovative energy systems into the global economic and social framework.
SwetsWise Medical Searcher Boosts Discovery
Swets rolled out its SwetsWise Medical Searcher Starter Package, which will accelerate discovery for physicians, researchers, and healthcare professionals. Swets partnered with Deep Web Technologies, a provider of federated search technologies, to give healthcare professionals fast and easy options to access trusted content and the SwetsWise database.
Thomson Reuters Enhances Elearning Options
Thomson Reuters recently enhanced its governance, risk, and compliance solutions for the global community with a new Learning Management System (LMS), Accelus Learning Manager, and WeComply. These new solutions are designed to improve the company's online educational courses with improved scalability, performance, capacity, and language support.

NewsLink Spotlight
Top Back-to-School Apps
by Donovan Griffin
Many educators believe that classroom time and cellphone time are two independent entities and never the twain shall meet. They're right in thinking that the most commonly used apps among students (we're looking at you Facebook, Instagram, and Reddit) can be distracting in a classroom. But let's not be too hasty. Here are a few digital tools that might change the landscape for getting organized, whether you're in school or in the office.

ILI 2017

INTERNET LIBRARIAN INTERNATIONAL

THE LIBRARY INNOVATION CONFERENCE

 October 17 & 18, London

ILI's Programme Director, Val Skelton, celebrates librarian superpowers. 
Librarians are leaders in tech, organizational influencers, expert marketers (often working with a zero budget), change managers, skilled data crunchers and expert internet searchers--and so much more. ILI's conference programme celebrates the incredible range of roles, skills, and initiatives librarians are carrying out every day. Over two days this October, six conference tracks highlight the importance of the internet librarian's role.

THE NEW LIBRARY, THE NEW LIBRARIAN – exploring some of the strategies, structures, teams, skills, services and collaborations librarians are using to ensure they stay at the cutting edge.

USERS, UX, AND USAGE – understanding how libraries are working with users to redesign services, spaces, and to understand usage.

CONTENT CREATIVITY – investigating how libraries are creating, curating, and marketing digital collections, how librarians are publishers in their own right, and how they are driving collaborative content creation.

FIGHT THE FAKE, FIND THE FACTS – celebrating two of the librarian's super powers--advanced search techniques and nurturing information integrity--in a post-truth/multi-truth era.

MARKETING THE LIBRARY – sharing stories of librarians who are influencing use and expanding audiences for their services and collections from the DJ librarian to the digital storyteller.

NEW SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS – exploring why the scholarly communications landscape is changing, and what this means for libraries and information professionals.

In addition to a series of one-hour workshops - ILI Extra - covering a wide range of specialised skills and topics, from tech topics to personal development, ILI also hosts two one-day pre-conference workshops:

Websearch Academy 2017 explores the intricacies of research on the web. Our global expert speakers look at advanced search, evaluation of search engines, apps relevant to serious research, social media search, and analysis of search results.

Marketing Your Library Service: Principles and Actions--In libraries we spend so much time curating our content and services that sometimes we don’t put enough focus on telling people about what we do. We do so much, but how do we ensure people hear about what we offer and understand what we do?

ILI 2017 GIF

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Books Blog booksblog.infotoday.comnews, observations, and commentary from the authors, editors, and publishers of Information Today, Inc.'s many book offerings.

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

Library Stuff librarystuff.net – the library blog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development, written by Steven M. Cohen.

InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – the latest news, analysis, and opinion on the information industry in Europe and the UK.

Business of Video blog blog.streamingmedia.com – daily posts about the online video industry, business trends and analysis, market data, and research as well as the online video business models in the media and entertainment, broadcast, publishing, advertising, and enterprise industries.

destinationCRM Blog destinationcrmblog.coma blog from the editors of CRM magazine, dedicated to providing Customer Relationship Management information in a timely manner to connect decision makers and providers.

SpeechTech Blog speechtechblog.com – updates on speech technology and its applications in daily life, covering everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.


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